The Pentateuch and Book of Joshua Critically Examined Volume 7

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General Books, 2013 - 238 Seiten
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ...in the fourth year, xii.1-5, &c. In v.21. Rehoboam's 18 wives, 60 concubines, 28 sons, and 60 daughters, comp. v.23b, are probably an addition by C, comp. riii.21. In xii.1-8,12,13," he uses Shishak's invasion for admonitory purposes, the words of Shemaiah the prophet, v.7,8, giving plain evidence of his own peculiar style (4j5p.l41). In fl.14 he changes the account of Israel's ' doing evil in the eyes of Jahveh, ' lK.xiv.22-24, into the statement that Kehoboam personally ' did evil, for he prepared not his heart to seek Jahveh.' Abijah, 2Ch.XIII. 356. In xiii.3-20 C expands the simple statement in v.2b (=lK.xv.7b), 'there was war hetween Abijah and Jeroboam, ' into a circumstantial account how Abijah marched with 400,000 warriors against Jeroboam with 800,000, ' mighty-men of force, ' v.3, and made a long speech to ' Jeroboam and all Israel' from Mount Zemaraim, vA, though it is difficult to conceive how he could have got a hearing from them for an address of this character, as they were not his own soldiers, and there is no room here for the usual resource of supposing him to speak to a mere deputation of elders or other representatives. In this address he first claims the kingdom for David and his sons for ever, as a Divine gift, v.5; he then denounces Jeroboam's rebellion 'against his lord, ' v.6, giving an entirely different colouring to it in v.1 from that which it has in IK.xii, and styling Jeroboam's followers 'men of Belial, ' accusing them of idolatry, v.8, and of having cast-out the Priests and Levites, and made their own Priests like other nations, v.9; and, lastly, he asserts for himself and his people that they ' cleave to Jahveh, ' and have the Priests and Levites ministering among them, v.10, who carry out all the..

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