The International Critical Commentary on the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments; Judges Volume 7

The International Critical Commentary on the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments; Judges Volume 7

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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. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...they took empty jars, and torches in the jars (v.16b0); and he said to them, See from me what to do, and do likewise (v.17"). They surrounded the camp; Gideon gave the signal by breaking his jar (? v.19b0); J and they broke the jars and grasped the torches (? in their left hands, and in their right their swords?) and cried, ForYabweh and Gideon! (v.-Pb). And they stood as they were around the camp, and all the camp ran away. And they fled (v.21) to... (v.2i in part). 16. Gideon divided his three hundred men into three bodies the object of this division was to make a simultaneous demonstration from different sides of the encampment; the disposition is not further detailed.--And furnished them all with horns, and empty jars, and torches inside the jars the horns probably belong to one version of the story (E), the jars and torches to the other (J); see above. The horns, and perhaps the jars also, are provided for in v.ta (R); see comm. there and note (p. 203 f.). The jars were used to conceal the light of the torches till the Israelites had got into position around the camp; these were broken with a startling crash which would sound to the terrified Midianites like the clash of arms.--17, 18. Gideon instructs his men.--You shall see from me and do likewise' an unusual breviloquence; cf. 9. In v.b the same thing is repeated in common phrase, and as J do, so shall you do. These words are not improbably editorial; beside the detailed instructions in the following verse they are superfluous, and v.18 would connect much better with the preceding if they were away: When I reach the outskirts of the camp, 18 and blow a blast on the horn, ... then you also shall blow, &rc. the Midianites, hearing the charge sounded on different sides of...show more

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  • Paperback | 202 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 372g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236535871
  • 9781236535870