Joshua and His Successors; An Introduction to the Books of Joshua, Judges, Ruth, and Samuel I

Joshua and His Successors; An Introduction to the Books of Joshua, Judges, Ruth, and Samuel I

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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. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ..."wonderful" in the Messianic prophecy by Isaiah (ix. 6). Ver. 24.--Samson Shimshon), from Shemesh, the sun. Ver. 25.--The Camp of Dan, or, Mahaneh Dan. One of the encampments of the Danites in their celebrated migration to Laish, as related in chap, xviii., but which belongs to an earlier date-Probably this was the starting place. Chapter XIV. Samson's marriage--His feast and riddle--His first exploit against the Philistines. This and the two succeeding chapters are devoted to an account of some of the principal deeds of the Danite hero, whose history is thus related at greater length than that of any other of the Hebrew deliverers. They are remarkable for their success, their originality, their bitter humour, and their isolation. Samson is not a leader of others, but a solitary champion, endued Exod.xix.6. by the Spirit of God with a strength entirely superhuman, conditioned by his obedience to the vow which was upon him. In this he was a type of the nation, itself consecrated to Jehovah, and unconquerable as long as it remained faithful to Him, and no longer. His career was thus a striking parable; in its strength and weakness, in its changeful alternations of right and wrong doing. His first contact with the ruling race, when we may. suppose him to have been between twenty and thirty years of age, exhibits characteristic determination and Ref. perversity, reminding the reader of Esau's impetuous Gen xxvi 34 35 and wayward course. He became strongly attached to a young woman of Timnath, a Philistine and an idolatress. His parents remonstrated in vain; no other alliance could satisfy their son. They reluctantly yielded; their suit on his behalf was accepted, and the marriage feast was arranged. While on their way to Timnath a young...show more

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  • English
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  • 9781236541925