The Expositor's Bible (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from The Expositor's Bible Opening the story Of the Judges, we find ourselves in a keen atmosphere Of warlike ardour softened by scarcely an air of spiritual grace. At Once we are plunged into military preparations; councils of war meet and the clash Of weapons is heard. Battle follows battle. Iron chariots hurtle along the valleys, the hillsides bristle with armed men. The songs are Of strife and conquest the great heroes are those who smite the uncircumcised hip and thigh. It is the story Of Jehovah's people; but where is Jehovah the merci ful? Does He reign among them, or sanction their enterprise? Where amid this turmoil and bloodshed is the movement towards the far-off Messiah and the holy mountain where nothing shall hurt or destroy? Does Israel prepare for blessmg all nations by crushing those that occupy the land he claims Problems many meet us in Bible history; here surely is one of the gravest. And we cannot go with Judah in that first expedition we must hold back in doubt till clearly we understand how these wars Of conquest are necessary to the progress Of the world. Then, even though the tribes are as yet unaware Of their destiny and how it is to be fulfilled, we may go up with them against Adoni-bezek. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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- 152 x 229 x 45mm | 1,188g
- 24 Jan 2018
- Forgotten Books
- 37 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white