Commentary on the New Testament Volume 1

Commentary on the New Testament Volume 1

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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. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...well as the disappearance of the old dispensation before it. To this interpretation, therefore, of both phrases taken together, the implied length of time is no objection. CHAPTER XVII. 75.--The Transfiguration, 1-12. 1. After six days--Luke says "about eight days;" that is, after the conversation mentioned in the last chapter. Luke counts and Matthew omits the first and last days. Taketh... bringeth them. He selects and leads them. Peter, James, and John--The rock and the two sons of thunder. They were the select three of several occasions. Their traits of character rendered them capable of special revelations and manifestations. (Mark v, 37; Matt. xxvi, 37; Luke viii, 51.) Into a high mountain--It was formerly supposed to be Tabor, in Galilee; but as our Lord on coming down immediately joins the other disciples, and seems not to have left the region of Cesarea Philippi for Galilee until after the curing of the demoniac, (Mark ix, 30, ) so distant a mountain as Tabor can hardly have been the scene. Hermon, called Great Hermon, northeast of Gennesaret, is now considered by scholars as the more probable locality. "It is impossible to look up from the plain to the towering peaks of Hermon, almost the only mountain which deserves the name in Palestine, and not be struck with its appropriateness to the scene. That magnificent height, mingling with all the views of Northern Palestine, from Shechem upwards, though often alluded to as the northern barrier of the Holy Land, is connected with no historical event in the Old or New Testament. Yet this fact of its rising high above all the other hills of Palestine, and of its setting the last them: and bhis face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light. 3 more

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