The Sunday-School World Volume 25, No. 12

The Sunday-School World Volume 25, No. 12

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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. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...even when that friendship might seem to cost the prince his own crown. Jonathan gave David his own royal garments, his sword and his bow, thus putting him in fitting dress for the royal court. It was among the highest marks of favor for an Oriental prince to give his robe or his sword to another. So Mordecai was clothed in the robe the king "useth to wear," as a mark of the greatest honor. Esther 6: 8, 9. A similar incident is mentioned in early English history. Edmund Ironside and the first Danish king confirmed a peace by each putting on the other's robes and armor. The friendship of David and Jonathan is the finest example of true friendship to be found in the annals of our race. SPECIAL WORD STUDIES. Jonathan. The son of Saul, and the heir to the throne. His name means Jah, or Jehovah, is giver. Cast a javelin. The words in Hebrew are varied in their meaning. The word for "cast" is rendered smote or brandished, 1 Sam. 19:10. The "javelin" was rather a spear. Beyond him. The Hebrew is given in the margin--literally, "shot an arrow, making it to pass over him." Artillery. The Kevised Version reads "weapons." The word is intended to describe his bow, arrows and quiver. The Hebrew word means anything that is made up, or that holds what may be carried, as luggage, baggage, instruments of song or instruments of battle. LESSON EXPOSITION. I. The Hated King.--Wherefore... what hath he done! v. 32. Jonathan was loyal to David and to justice. He felt that his father had acted unreasonably. He hoped to point this out by asking a very proper question: Why should David be put to death? what has he done? If he had committed some great crime worthy of death, surely the king's son ought to be informed...
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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236955102
  • 9781236955104