Select Notes on the International Sunday School Lessons

Select Notes on the International Sunday School 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. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...carried farther into the darkness. Unto Lystra and Derbe, cities of Lycaonia, and unto the region that lieth round about. What the apostles actually did is more truly represented if we preserve the Greek order, " fled unto the cities of Lycaonia, Lystra and Derbe, and the region round about."--Cambridge Bible. The direction of the apostles' journey now took them into a wilder and less civilized region. The range of the Taunts cut it off from the more cultivated country of Cilicia and Pisidia. It is described as a dreary plain, bare of trees, destitute of fresh water, and with several salt lakes. So Ovid Met. viii. 621) speaks of it, as the result of personal observation: --"Where men once dwelt a marshy lake is seen, And coots and bitterns haunt the waters green." The very name, Lycaonia, interpreted traditionally as Wolf-land (the local legend derived it from Lycaon, who had been transformed into a wolf), represented but too faithfully the character of the inhabitants. The travellers were also losing the protection which a Roman citizen might claim in a Roman province, Lycaonia, which had been annexed in a.d. 17 to the Roman province of Galatia, having been assigned by Caligula to Antiochus, king of Commagene. So wild a country was hardly likely to attract Jewish settlers; and there is no trace in St. Luke's narrative of the existence of a synagogue in either of the two cities.--Plumptre. Lystra. One of the principal cities of Lycaonia, about 40 miles to the south of -Iconium, and still upon the high road to Syria.--Ltwin. Derbe. A city about 20 miles from Lystra, in the south-eastern corner of the great Lycaonian plain.--Lewin. In 2 Tim. 3: 10, 11, Derbe is not mentioned. The distinction will appear to be accurate; for...show more

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  • English
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  • 9781236528421