Setting aside momentarily those questions concerning the eagle-to-snake substitution and the reputed craftiness
of Israelite snakes outside of Eden, it will surely not be contested that with the snake's introduction into the story the Bible adds another ingredient to the tradition it receives: knowledge.
It is an environment that privileges finely honed political instincts and craftiness
rather than deep thought and theoretical insight.
One of the most powerful of them was furberia, an almost untranslatable terra combining craftiness
, dishonesty, and the ability to get away with things and be admired for doing so.
Readers are steered from the seven rhetorical sins (melodrama, needlessness, cliche, pretension, craftiness
, perkiness, and wordiness) with particularly odious examples.
For it is written, "He catches the wise in their craftiness
," and again, "The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are futile.
Painstakingly made from hand-cut paper and card and bits that were bought from cake shops and supermarkets, the cake's craftiness
aims to evoke a fictional filmic dreamscape of London, which, in Lim's words, 'places familiar locations into unexpected environments, transforming our preconceived notion of each chosen location and the city.
28 lists envy, strife, deceit, craftiness
, gossiping, slandering, insolence, haughtiness, boastfulness, rebelliousness against parents, and foolishness as other results of human disobedience to God, but one rarely sees Christians picketing funerals with "God hates Gossipers" signs or excluding from their church those who are insolent or rebellious against their parents.
For instance, one of the several homilies on the nativity story in Matthew includes the following sentence (with the biblical text here in italic type, the interpretation in roman): "Then Herod, the Devil, secretly, namely in his craftiness
, having called together the kings, the questioners of the creatures, learned diligently from them, seeking the time, clearly the appetite for understanding, of the star, that is, for God's gifts" (Expos.
And while some of the lyrics are stunning in their powerful simplicity, it's her voice and guitar and the timeless craftiness
of her melodies that tease out the few extra ounces of feeling that likely will mean that her songs endure.
during the '09 cup run was no more apparent than at the trade deadline when the GM acquired several players who had key roles down the stretch including Chris Kunitz from Anaheim, Bill Guerin from the New York Islanders and claiming Craig Adams from the Chicago Blackhawks.
A study by Auburn University's Marine Extension and Research Center documented interesting triggerfish feeding that demonstrates the species' craftiness
An inferior person are characterized as having craftiness
and furtiveness, ulterior motives (Wei, p.