Peloubet's Select Notes on the International Lessons

Peloubet's Select Notes on the International Lessons

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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. 1870 edition. Excerpt: ...Land and Book.--Drunken as drunkards. The simile expresses the audacity and hardiness with which the Assyrians regarded themselves as invincible, and applies very well to the gluttony and revelry which prevailed at the Assyrian court. Keil. 11. There Is one come out of thee. Sennacherib or Rabshakeh. He comes forth out of Assyria, or perhaps specially from Nineveh, devising evil against Jehovah as the king of his covenant people. 12. Though they be quiet, etc. The word "quiet" more properly means " complete, furnished with every appliance for success." Though they are fully equipped, and withal so very many, yet shall they be cut down when he, the destroying angel, shall pass through their camp. Cowlea. (See for historical facts 2 Kings 19:35; Is. 37:30, 37.)--Though I have afflicted thee. This clause refers to Judah, now relieved from danger, and no more to be afflicted by this long dangerous enemy. Cowles. Thus cut down, --Like the leaves of the forest when summer is green, That host with their banners at sunset were seen; Like the leaves of the forest when autumn hath blown, That host on the morrow lay withered and strown. For tho angel of death spread his wings on the blast, And breathed on the face of the foe as he passed, And the eyes of the sleepers waxed deadly and chill, And their hearts but once heaved, and forever were still. Byron. The accounts of the overthrow of Nineveh which the ancient historians have left, with recent dlscoveriet made on the spot, afford ample evidence of the exact fulfilment of his predictions. The event was brought about by the combined revolt of the Medes and Babylonians. The siege of the city had lasted two years, when there was an extraordinary overflow of the Tigris which carried away no...show more

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  • Paperback | 172 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 318g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236549899
  • 9781236549891