3 The Fall
N a high official in certain Muslim countries, esp in the former Ottoman
Empire. Viziers served in various capacities, such as that of provincial
governor or chief minister to the sultan
幼发拉底河(澳大黎波里西北部河流，流经土耳其共和国（The Republic of Turkey）、叙哈Rees堡和伊拉克)
例：…a troupe of scantily-clad dancers.
1.N-UNCOUNT Priesthood is the position of being a priest or the period
of time during which someone is a priest. 教士身份
2.N cuneiform characters or writing 楔形文字
例：His duty was to conciliate the people, not to provoke them.
2 Creation and Us
例：A blackbird flew down and perched on the parapet outside his window.
2.N-SING The priesthood is all the members of the Christian clergy,
especially in a particular church. (道教的) 全体教士
4.V-I When a bird perches on something such as a branch or a wall, it
lands on it and stands there. (鸟) 栖息
3.N-COUNT A defile is a very narrow valley or passage, usually through
1.V-I If you perch on something, you sit down lightly on the very edge
or tip of it. 轻坐在; 轻落在 (边上或顶上)
6.N-COUNT A perch is an edible fish. There are several kinds of perch.
Genesis 3 describes how Adam and Eve sinned, how their sin broke the
relationship with God for them and for all people, and God’s promise of
Genesis 12:1–15:6 focuses on one man, Abraham, who is part of the
fulfillment of the promise God made in the Garden to redeem humanity.
Abraham must do two things: believe, and act on that belief. When he
does, God makes an eternal covenant with him and with all his
descendants, Israel and the church. We too must follow the pattern of
our father: believe, and act on that belief.
例：This rural outpost, 400 miles northeast of Helena, has one
美热那亚(据传是埃及（The Arab Republic of Egypt）合并后第①代国王）
3.V-T If you perch something on something else, you put or balance it on
the top or edge of that thing. 把…稳置于 (某物顶部或边缘)
例：…a model in scanty clothing.
2.V-I To perch somewhere means to be on the top or edge of something.
1 Creation and God
Genesis 6–9 is not a children’s story. It shows God’s anger against our
sin, and yet also shows that he is a redeeming God. Like Noah, it
challenges us to step out in faith.
例：…a remote mountain outpost, linked to the outside world by the
poorest of roads.
例：He spoke in a low, nervous, conciliating voice.
例：…the vast slums that perch precariously on top of the hills around
which the city was built.
2.N-COUNT An outpost is a small settlement or community that is situated
in a remote part of a country. 边远居民点
1.N-COUNT An outpost is a small group of buildings used for trading or
military purposes, either in a distant part of your own country or in a
foreign country. (设在境内边远地区或海外的) 军基; 贸易营地
betway必威体育app官网，例：The state provided a basic quantity of food for daily sustenance,
but little else.
例：Should the General Synod vote women into the priesthood?
V-T/V-I If you conciliate someone, you try to end a disagreement with
them. 安抚; 劝慰
Niffer is a commune in the Haut-Rhin department in Alsace in
5.N-COUNT A perch is a short rod for a bird to stand on. (鸟的) 栖木
N-UNCOUNT Dissension is disagreement and argument. 争辩
例：…the early rites of priesthood.
2.ADJ If someone is wearing scanty clothing, he or she is wearing
clothes which are sexually revealing. (衣着)暴露的
N-COUNT An excavator is a large machine that is used for digging, for
example, when people are building something. 挖掘机
V-T If you glean something such as information or knowledge, you learn
or collect it slowly and patiently, and perhaps indirectly. 渐渐地搜集
Be gleaned from
1.V-T To defile something that people think is important or holy means
to do something to it or say something about it which is offensive. 亵渎
例：At present we’re gleaning information from all sources.
Be strewn with 随处散布
4 The Flood
例：So far, what scanty evidence we have points to two suspects.
1.ADJ You describe something as scanty when there is less of it than you
think there should be. 缺乏的; 不足的
N-UNCOUNT Sustenance is food or drink which a person, animal, or plant
needs to remain alive and healthy. 食物
2.N-COUNT The etymology of a particular word is its history. 词源
1.ADJ wedge-shaped 楔形的 (See also cuneal)
5 Abraham’s Covenant
Genesis 1 is the foundational chapter for the entire Bible. It not only
tells us how everything started, but it establishes the basic teaching
on who God is and who we are in relationship to him. Instead of arguing
about secondary issues like history and science, Genesis 1 should turn
our eyes up toward the heavens, marveling at the majesty of God.
例：He had defiled the sacred name of the Holy Prophet.
例：The president has a strong political urge to conciliate.
例：He lit a cigarette and perched on the corner of the desk.
In the sixth day of creation we learn that people are the apex of
creation, stamped with the image of God. This is the source of human
dignity, and it is why we pursue spiritual growth, so we will look more
ADJ of or relating to ancient Mycenae or its inhabitants 古迈锡尼的;
2.V to make foul or dirty; pollute 玷污; 弄脏
例：The use of steel and concrete has allowed the builders to perch a
light concrete dome on eight slender columns.
1.N-UNCOUNT Etymology is the study of the origins and historical
development of words. 词源学
ADV If something tears or is torn asunder, it is violently separated
into two or more parts or pieces. 化为零星地
例：The tax cut issue has caused dissension among administration
N a place of comfort and plenty 舒畅（Jennifer）而极富之地
例：A small, yellow bird in a cage sat on its perch outside the house.