The First Book of Moses, Called Genesis

The First Book of Moses, Called Genesis

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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. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...such as that used for burning (halk into lime, or for melting ores of metal. (i) He feared to dwell in Zoar.--Though this little place had been granted him for an asylum, yet, terrified at the sight of the smoking valley, and remembering that he had been originally commanded to go to the mountains, he summons up his courage and proceeds thither. The limestone regions of Palestine are full of caverns; and the patriarch, whose wealth had been so great that he and Abraham could not dwell together, is now content to seek in one of these caverns a miserable home. (") The firstborn said unto the Younger.--Several modern commentators see in this recital a mark of Jewish hatred towards the Moabites and Ammonites, and an attempt to brand their origin with shame. Really wo find in Deut. ii. 9--19, no trace of the existence of this hostility, but, on the contrary, the relationship of these two nations to Israel is used as a ground for kindly feelings; and in the story of Ruth and the Moabites, and the friendship which existed between the king of Moab and David, we have proof that such feelings existed. (32) That we may preserve seed of our father.--This was a very strong feeling in ancient times, and affords the sole excuse for the revolting conduct of these women. The utter degradation of Lot and his family is the most born said unto the younger, Beheld, I lay yesternight with my father: let us make him drink wine this night also; and go thou in, ana) lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father. (35)And they made their father drink wine that night also: and the younger arose, and lay with him; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose. (3a) Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by their father. (37)And the...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 354g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123690088X
  • 9781236900883