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  • Friday, the Manicheans carried out a mourning ceremony known as the Bema around the catafalque of Manes, whose real sufferings they were wont to contrast with the unreal sufferings of Christ.

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  • In the rear of the Bema are a few planks laid upon the rock.

    A Day in Old Athens; a Picture of Athenian Life

  • On either side of the door giving entrance to the Bema are the icons of our Lord and of the Virgin Mother -- the one to the right and the other to the left.

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  • Projecting from the hill and hewn out of it, still stands a solid rectangular block, called the Bema or pulpit, from whence the orators addressed the multitude in the area before them.

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  • This is the "Bema," the orator's stand, whence speak the "demagogues," [*] the molders of Athenian public opinion.

    A Day in Old Athens; a Picture of Athenian Life

  • First the girl that has a crush on Bema and she wants everyone to know about it.

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  • The moonlight melted the present into the past, reality into fantasy: gleaming Athens below them, the Temple of Theseus, Plato, Demosthenes, Mars Hill, Xenophon, Herodotus, the Bema, St. Paul.

    Mark Twain

  • The moonlight melted the present into the past, reality into fantasy: gleaming Athens below them, the Temple of Theseus, Plato, Demosthenes, Mars Hill, Xenophon, Herodotus, the Bema, St. Paul.

    Mark Twain

  • The latter seems, more than any one else, to have been the cause of the corruption of the democracy by his wild undertakings; and he was the first to use unseemly shouting and coarse abuse on the Bema, and to harangue the people with his cloak girt up short about him, whereas all his predecessors had spoken decently and in order.

    The Athenian Constitution

  • The latter seems, more than any one else, to have been the cause of the corruption of the democracy by his wild undertakings; and he was the first to use unseemly shouting and coarse abuse on the Bema, and to harangue the people with his cloak girt up short about him, whereas all his predecessors had spoken decently and in order.

    The Athenian Constitution

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