Old Testament History for Use in Schools

Old Testament History for Use in Schools

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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. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...in the palace, and meanwhile Absalom fled for refuge for three years to his grandfather, Talmai, the king of Geshur. Absalom's Return and Revolt (2 Sam. xiv.).--David's grief for the death of his firstborn was exceeded by longing for the absent favourite son. Joab pleaded for his return through the mouth of the wise woman of Tekoah. 4 And when the woman of Tekoah spake to the king, she fell on her 5 face to the ground, and did obeisance, and said, Help, O king! And the king said unto her, What aileth thee? And she answered, I am 6 indeed a widow woman, and mine husband is dead. And thy hand maid had two sons, and they two strove together in the field, and there was none to part them, but the one smote the other, and slew him. 7 And, behold, the whole family is risen against thine handmaid, and they said, Deliver him that smote his brother, that we may kill him, for the life of his brother whom he slew; and we will destroy the heir also: and so they shall quench my coal which is left, and shall not 8 leave to my husband neither name nor remainder upon the earth. And the king said unto the woman, Go to thine house, and I will give 9 charge concerning thee. And the woman of Tekoah said unto the king, My lord, O king, the iniquity be on me, and on my father's house: 10 and the king and his throne be guiltless. And the king said, Whosoever saith ought unto thee, bring him to me, and he shall not touch 11 thee any more. Then said she, I pray thee, let the king remember the Lord thy God, that thou wouldest not suffer the revengers of blood to destroy any more, lest they destroy my son. And he said, As the 12 Lord liveth, there shall not one hair of thy son fall to the earth. Then the woman said, Let thine handmaid, I pray thee, speak one word unto 13 my...show more

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