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Friday, August 12, 2011

Spare the rod, spoil the learning

"The proven method for accelerating the learning process in the schools of the ancients consisted of threats or actual beatings. The verbs for instruction in Egyptian and Hebrew carry therefore a double meaning... 'to rebuke' with words as well as with blows"

--- Where can wisdom be found?: the sage's language in the Bible and in ancient Egyptian literature / Nili Shupak
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