The Historical Books Volume 1

The Historical Books Volume 1

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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. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ...take one revenge upon the Philistines for my two eyes.' And now, grasping both pillars, one with each hand, he exclaimed, 'Let me die with the Philistines!' As he bent down the pillars with all his might, 'the house fell upon the lords, and upon all the people that were therein; and the dead whom he slew at his death were more than those whom he slew in his life.' The consternation which this fearful event caused among the Philistines, enabled Samson's brothers and relations to rescue the body of their great kinsman from the land of the heathen, and to bury it in the territory of Dan, between Zorah and Eshtaol, in the grave of his father Manoah. 75. THE STORY OF RUTH. book or Ruth. The stormy period, the events of which we have just related, is relieved by a glimpse of bright sunshine, all the more cheering for the surrounding darkness. It is a beautiful episode in the lives of two women, a Hebrew and a Moabitess; and it is told so sweetly and so charmingly, that the story of Ruth and Naomi may well be called the great Idyl of the Bible. It is a refreshing interlude between the history of the Judges and the labours of Samuel, between the old times of lawlessness and the age of the new kingdom. There are but few women whose destinies and deeds are narrated in the Bible with some fulness, and those few are principally conspicuous for energy and courage, like Deborah, Jael, and Esther. But the memory of Ruth is rich with affection and gentleness, devotion and filial attachment, unselfish and pure-minded simplicity. The very sound of her name conjures up before our eyes busy harvest scenes in the land of Palestine, the young men reaping, the maidens gleaning, and the stately yet kindly figure of Boaz moving among his sheaves. It is the one peaceful...show more

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  • Paperback | 186 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 340g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236638956
  • 9781236638953