Origines Celticae

Origines Celticae

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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. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...that in Genesis 10. 13 it must have meant the Egyptian colonists in Lud, and in like manner Kittim in Genesis 10. 4 must have signified not the people of Kit generally, but the Greeks living in that Phoenician district 1. The Midianitish wife of Moses was called a Cushi or Ethiopian (Numb. I2. 1), merely because the Midianitish horde she belonged to pastured their flocks in a Cushite district. Again, the Jew when he offered the first-fruits was to say, 'An Arami (Syrian) ready to perish was my father, and he went down into Egypt, and became there a nation great, ' &c. (Deut. 26. 5), though Jacob was born in Palestine, and had merely been a sojourner in Padan-Aram. This word Arami has a very comprehensive meaning in Scripture. Owing to the stream of commerce which passed through Damascus, the great city of Aram, the term Arami seems to have been loosely applied to most of the races dwelling in the northern half of the Northern Desert2. The Rechabites took refuge in Jerusalem 'for fear of the army of the Chaldeans, and for fear of the army of Aram' (J er. 35. 11), though the Arami could have been only one of the tribes that swelled Nebuchadnezzar's army. So when Moab and Ammon came against Jehoshaphat, he was told, 'there cometh a great multitude against thee from beyond the sea (the Dead Sea), on this side Aram' (Syria) (2 Chron. 20. 2), where Aram is used to denote generally the country east of the Dead Seas. It would seem that in Scripture only two divisions of the Shemitic dialects were generally recognized--' the language of Canaan, ' or, 'the Jews' language, ' as it was sometimes called, and the Aramaic, or, as our translators render it, the Syrian. We hear...show more

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  • 9781236939982