Lessons on the Old Testament

Lessons on the Old Testament

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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: ...A. It was ordained that the land should have rest every seventh year, in which the people were neither to sow their fields nor plant vineyards. It was called the Sabbatical Year. Lev. xxv. 1-7. Q. How often did the Year of Jubilee occur? A. After seven returns of the Sabbatical year, the next year, being the fiftieth, was the year'of Jubilee. Lev. xxv. 8-13. Q. What took place in the year of Jubilee? A. It was announced by the blowing of trumpets, proclaiming liberty throughout the land. All male and female slaves of Hebrew origin (but not foreigners) were set at liberty. All sold or mortgaged estates returned to their former possessors; a general remission of debts to poor debtors took place. There is, however, reason to doubt whether this institution was ever faithfully carried into effect. LESSON XIII. LAWS OF HUMANITY AND JUSTICE. Q. What law was given to prevent excessive punishments? A. The punishment by stripes was appointed for certain offences, but the number of stripes that might be inflicted was limited to forty. Deut. xxv. 1-3. Q. What reason is given for limiting the number of stripes? A. "Lest, if he should exceed, and beat him above these with many stripes, then thy brother should seem vile unto thee." Exod. xxv. 3. Q. In their dealings, what law was given to prevent dishonesty? A. They were not to use false weights or false measures. "For all that do such things are an abomination unto the Lord thy God." Deut. xxv. 13-16. Q. In time of war, who were excused from joining the army? A. Any who had built a house and had not dedicated it, or had planted a vineyard, and not yet eaten of the fruit of it, or betrothed a wife, and not yet married her, and, finally, all who were fearful and faint-hearted, were excused....show more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236575350
  • 9781236575357