The Minor Prophets Volume 9

The Minor Prophets Volume 9

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...traveler, who expects to refresh himself with its water (compare also Job vi, 15). Kings of Israel--Since the 'ament is concerning Judah, one would naturally expect "kings" or "king of Judah," unless, on the basis of verse 9, it is assumed that Micah expected the calamity to fall upon the north and south simultaneously. In that case "Israel" might be used of the whole people and "kings" of the monarchs of both Israel and Judah; they would find no refuge in Achzib, either because it is in ruin or because it is occupied by the enemy. If this is the right interpretation the translation "the two Achzib" becomes more probable; the king of Judah flees to the one in the south, the king of Israel to that in the north. Others take "Israel" to be equivalent to "Judah"; but this use of "Israel" is late and would point to a date subsequent to the eighth century B. C. Besides, Judah having but one ruler, what would "kings of Judah" mean? In reply it has been said, (1) that "kings" is equivalent to "dynasty," and that the use of this term is perfectly justified, because when one king suffers the entire dynasty, represented in his person, suffers; (2) that after the prediction of the fall of the northern kingdom (verses 6, 7) "Israel" might be applied to Judah, for the latter was, after the destruction of Samaria, the sole representative of the nation Israel. To most students this reasoning will appear inconclusive, and it may be best to admit that much uncertainty remains. Verse 15 contains the last play upon words, Mareshah and Yoresh, "the possessor," translated in A. V. "heir," in R. V. "him that more

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