A Commentary on the Holy Bible

9781236237613: A Commentary on the Holy Bible

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. 1920 Excerpt: ...Dragons RV' jackals.' 39. While they are exulting and carousing, I will destroy them unawares. In their heat when hot with wine. 41. Sheshach see on 2526. 42. The sea a figure for the invaders: cp. v. 55, 46"'. 44. Bel see on 502. That which he hath swallowed up the riches of the subjugated nations. 46. Lest RV ' let not.' Rumour the state of unrest preceding the final catastrophe: cp. Mt24".7. 48. Shall sing for BV 'shall sing for joy over.' 50. Ye that have escaped the sword by being already in exile at Babylon. Afar off BV ' from afar,' viz. Babylon. 51. The exiles have been scoffed at for worshipping a God who has not defended His Temple from sacrilege. 53. Allusion to the height of the walls or of the tower of Bel. 55. The great voice the hum of the city's life. When her waves BV ' and their waves,' the surging hosts that encompass the city: cp. v. 42. 58. Broad walls They were 30 or 40 ft. wide: see Herod, i. 178. And the people.. shall be weary The labour expended on these splendid edifices will have been in vain. 59. Seraiah brother of Banich: see 3212. Went with Zedekiah Zedekiah's visit was probably an act of homage to Nebuchadnezzar, perhaps to allay suspicions caused by the communications between the former and neighbouring peoples: see on 273. Possibly, however, we should read ' from,' instead of 'with.' A quiet prince BV ' chief chamberlain,'mg. 'quarter-master,' who prepared for the king's reception at each halting-place on the journey. 61. And shall see, and shaltread BV 'then see that thou read,' so that the Jewish witnesses who heard could testify in after time to the prediction. 64. And they shall be weary the last word (in Heb. but one) of the prophecy (see v. 58) with which the symbolic act is thus coupled. Thus far, etc. show...

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