An Exposition of the Bible; A Series of Expositions Covering All the Books of the Old and New Testament Volume 2

An Exposition of the Bible; A Series of Expositions Covering All the Books of the Old and New Testament Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ... was true; for when nations have chosen to abide by their own viciou$ courses, and refuse to listen to the voice of warning, they are impatient of rebuke. They refuse to hear when God calls to them. "For when we in our viciousness grow hard. Oh misery on it! the wise gods sea! our eyes: In our own filth drop our clear judgments; make us Adore our errors; laugh at us while we strut To our confusion.' The priest tried further to inflame the king's anger by telling him two more of Amos's supposed predictions. He had prophesied (which was a false inference) that Israel should be led away captive out of their own land.f and had also prophesied (which was a perversion of the fact) "that Jeroboam should die by the sword." At the first prophecy Jeroboam probably smiled. It might indeed come true in the longrun. If he was a man of prescience as well as of prowess, he probably foresaw that the elements of ruin lurked in his transient success, and that though, for the present, Assyria was occupied in other directions, it was unlikely that the weaker Israel would escape the fate of the far more powerful Syria. As for the personal prophecy, he was strong, and was honoured, and had his army and his guards. He would take his chance. Nor does it seem to have troubled any one that Amos looked for the ultimate union of Israel with Judah. Since the time of Joash the inheritance of David had been but as a ruined booth" (ix. n); but Amos prophesied its restoration. This touch may have been added later, when he wrote and published his " burdens"; but he did not hesitate to speak as if the two kingdoms were really and properly one.f We are not told that Jeroboam II. interfered with the prophet in any way.g Had he done so, he would have...
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  • Paperback | 848 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 43mm | 1,483g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236653343
  • 9781236653345