Notes on the Book of the Prophet Isaiah Volume 1

Notes on the Book of the Prophet Isaiah 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. 1853 edition. Excerpt: ...on earth, and mighfbe said to comprehend the whole world. I T And I will cause the arrogancy. This was the prevailing sin of Babylon, and it was on account of this pride mainly that it was overthrown. Sec Notes on ch. xiv. xlvii. 1-7. Comp. Dan. iv. 22, 30. 12. / will make a man, &.e. I will so cut off and destroy the men of Babylon, that a single man to defend the city will be more rare and valuable than fine gold-The expression indicates that there would be a great slaughter of the men of Babylon. IT Than fine gold. Pure, unalloyed gold. The word here used ('B pdz) is often distinguished from common gold. Ps. xix. 11, cxix. 127. Provi vhi. 19. IT Than the golden wedge of Ophir. The word (Dt3? kethem) rendered wedge means properly gold; yellow gold; what is hidden, precious, or hoarded; and is used only in poetry. It indicates nothing about the shape of the gold as the word wedge would seem to suppose. Ophir was a country to which the vessels of Solomon traded, and which was particularly distinguished for producing gold; but respecting its particular situation, there has been much discussion. The " ships of Tarshish" sailed from Ezion Geber, on the Red Sea, and went to Ophir. 1 Kings xxii. 48, ix. 26, x. 22. Three years' were required for the voyage; and they returned freighted with gold, peacocks, apes, spices, ivory, and ebo ny. 1 Kings ix. 28, x. 11, 12. Comp. 2 Chron. viii. 18. The gold of that country was more celebrated than that of any other country for its purity. Josephus supposes that it was in the East Indies; Bruce that it was in South Africa; Rosenmiiller and others suppose that it was in Southern Arabia. It is probable that the situation of Ophir must ever remain a matter of conjecture. The Chaldee Paraphrase gives a...show more

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