The Minor Prophets; With a Commentary, Explanatory and Practical, and Introductions to the Several Books Volume 1

The Minor Prophets; With a Commentary, Explanatory and Practical, and Introductions to the Several Books Volume 1

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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. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ... when he uttered the prophecy; and so the prophecy relates, not to the imperfect captivity which ended the kingdom of Israel, but to that more complete deportation under Esarhaddon J, when the ten tribes ceased to be any more a people (Ahaz 14, Hezekieh 29, Manasseh 22, in all 65). Neither then docs this fix the date of Amos. Nor does the comparison, which Amos bids Israel make between his own borders, and those of Calneh, Hamath and Gath, determine the date of the prophecy. Since Uzziah brake down the walls of Gath and Hamath was recovered by Jeroboam II. to Israel it is probable that the point of comparison lay between the present disasters of these nations, and those with which Amos threatened Israel, and which the rich men of Israel practically did not believe. For it follows0, ye that put far away the evil day. It is probable then that Calne (the very ancient city" which subsequently became Ctesiphon, ) on the other side of the Euphrates, had lately in Euseb. A 3. Jer. ad. loc. found also in Rashi, Aben Ezra, Abarbenel. 'vii. 8. -vii. ii. 17. "lira. J Ezr. iv. 2. 2 Chr. xxxiii. 11. 2 Kgs xvii. 24. 2 Chr. xxvi. 0. -2Kgsxiv.28. Am. vi. 3. Gen. x. 10. suffered from Assyria, as Oath and Ilamath from Judah and Israel. But we know none of these dates. Isaiah speaks of the Assyrian as boasting that Calno was as Carchemish, Harnaih as Arpad, Samaria as Damascus. But this relates to times long subsequent, when Hamath, Damascus, and Samaria, had fallen into the hands of Assyria. Our present knowledge of Assyrian history gives us no clue to the event, which was well known to those to whom Amos spoke. Althoughj however, the precise time of the prophetic office of Amos cannot thus be fixed, it must have fallen within the reign...show more

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  • Paperback | 348 pages
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  • English
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  • 1236500407
  • 9781236500403