Translation of the Psalms and Canticles, with Commentary

Translation of the Psalms and Canticles, with Commentary

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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. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...but Vulgate, "on the day." v. 43. The ten plagues are not enumerated in historical sequence, save as regards the first and the tenth. The third, fifth, sixth, and ninth are omitted. v. 44. First plague. "Rivers," the Nile, with its several branches and canals. "Showers," tanks of rain-water; cf. Exod. vii. 19. v. 45. The fourth plague, Exod. viii. 20, &c., and the second, Exod. viii. 1, &c. "Gad-fly," paraphrased by St. Jerome, "Every kind of flies;" cmnomyiam of Vulgate. LXX., "a dog-fly." Aquila, ira/i/iviav, pammyiam ( = every kind of fly), agreeing with Rabbinical commentators, who by "drobh ( = gad-fly) understand miscellaneous swarms of insects. It is taken by some indiscriminately for all kinds of noxious vermin. "Frog," collective Singular, probably an Egyptian word. "Frogs" wrought ruin by defiling everything, and by poisoning the air when dead. v. 46. "Cricket, caterpillar;" St. Jerome, "brucho," most probably a locust not yet winged; in text, chasil, from its devouring everything. An exact identification of the species is impossible. v. 47. "Vine," collective Singular in text. "Their sycamores," in text shiq'motham, neither "sycamores" nor "mulberry-trees," but the Egyptian fig, the fruit of a tree like the mulberry in size and foliage, the " fig-mulberry" of LXX. and St. Luke xix. 4. "Frost" (in text, chanamat), which occurs here only; Gesenius, "ants;" perhaps, "hailstones "--a mere guess. "Frost" is unknown in Egypt; yet Aquila, ev Kpvei, en kryei (icy cold). St. Jerome, "in frigore" (= with cold). v. 48. " more

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