Babylon, the capital of the Assyrian empire. 2000 BC. Present day Iraq.
an inscription in cuneiform characters, on one of the ruins: ” If what you see pleases you, we made it by the grace of God”
A person with special skills is a “gifted” one. he is on the receiving end, he has been given gifts of special talents and insight. He was chosen from above, to bring light to the rest of us. there is an IOU note here. he’d better work hard to fulfill his share of the bargain and show he is worthy of the trust. fine thinking, 4000 years ago.