A Dictionary of the Bible, Ed. by W. Smith. [With] Appendix

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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. 1863 edition. Excerpt: ... closely connected with, Bethlehem, which is also implied by 1 Chr. ii. 54, though the precise force of the latter statement cannot now be made out. The number of Netophathites who returned from Captivity is not exactly ascertainable, but it seems not to have been more than sixty--so that it was probably only a small village, which indeed may account for its having escaped mention in the lists of Joshua. A remarkable tradition, of which there is no trace in the Bible, but which nevertheless is not improbably authentic, is preserved by the Jewish authors, to the effect that the Netophathites slew the guards which had been placed by Jeroboam on the roads leading to Jerusalem to stop the passage of the firstfruits from the country villages to the Temple (Targum on 1 Chr. ii. 54; on Kuth iv. 20, and Keel. iii. 11). Jeroboam's obstruction, which is said to have remained in force till the reign of Hoshea (see the notes of Beck to Targuin on 1 Chr. ii. 54), was commemorated by a fast on the 23rd Sivan, which is still retained in the Jewish calendar fsee the calendar given bv Basnage, Hist, des Juifs, vi. ch. 29). It is not mentioned by Eusebius and Jerome, and although in the Mishna reference is made to the "oil of Netophah" (I'e/ih 7, 1, 2), and to the c The only trace of any tradition convspondiiifi to this tfieory is tlie description In the Arabian History ol Joseph (c. 2). according to which he is of the city of David and the tribe of Judah, and yet, on account of hiswlsdom and plely, ' sucerdos factus est in Templo IXnuini " (TJscheudorf, fAxtng. Apoc., p. 116). Gunp. 2 K. xxv. 2:1, with Jer. xl. K. "valley of Beth Netophah," in which artichokes flourished, whose growth determined the date of some ceremonial...show more

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