The History of Palestine from the Patriarchal Age to the Present Time; With Introductory Chapters on the Geography and Natural History of the Country, and on the Customs and Institutions of the Hebrews

The History of Palestine from the Patriarchal Age to the Present Time; With Introductory Chapters on the Geography and Natural History of the Country, and on the Customs and Institutions of the Hebrews

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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. 1852 edition. Excerpt: ...of the obligations of the covenant, and negligent of the worship of God. The exertions of Samuel, however, in the course of time, brought them round to a better state of feeling; and after twenty years, they were disposed to return to their allegiance to their Divine King. Having, therefore, put aside all their strange gods, they held a solemn feast of humiliation for their sins at Mizpeh in Benjamin, and there poured out water before the Lord in token of their grief. Samuel, who was then formally recognised as judge over Israel, earnestly interceded for them, and implored deliverance from the Philistines, who had taken alarm at this large assemblage, and were then advancing to disperse them. This prayer was answered by a thunder-storm so tremendous, and so entirely unexpected at that season of the year, as struck such terror and amazement into the Philistines, that they were easily put to flight, and were pursued and smitten by the Israelites. The consequences of this victory relieved them from the yoke of the Philistines, who were obliged to restore the places taken from Israel, and were not in a condition to give any further disturbance during Samuel's administration. 7. The prophet-judge administered the government with great ability and care; and perhaps made the ofEce of the judge in time of peace, more efficient than it had ever been before. For the regular administration of justice, he took an annual circuit through the land to Bethel, Gilgal, Mizpeh, and Ramah, which last was the place of his usual residence. At that place he erected an altar for sacrifices; and this was 224 SAMUEL APPOINTS JOEL AND ABIAH JUDGES. doubtless by special order or permission, as otherwise it would have been contrary to the letter and spirit of the law....show more

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  • Paperback | 132 pages
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 1236587367
  • 9781236587367