The Testament of the Twelve Patriarchs, the Sons of Jacob

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9781230251608: The Testament of the Twelve Patriarchs, the Sons of Jacob
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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. 1837 edition. Excerpt: ... valley of that name mentioned, Josh. vi. 18 & vii. 26; so called, on account of the trouble the sin of Achan brought on the Israelites; for Achor denotes trouble in Hebrew: it may therefore be, that the giant king Achor was so called, on account of the " trouble" he inflicted on his enemies by his great strength. Areca (page 54). Spelt Ereck in the English version, means Long or Long-town. A city in the land of Shinar, near Babylon, mentioned Gen. x. 10, supposed by Michaelis to be the same as Edessa. Amorrheans (page 56); the same as Amorites mentioned, ante, page 1, which see. Aram (page 75). D1K [Ay-ram] the high or the magnificent. A name given in Scripture to the country of Syria, from Aram, the fifth son of Shem ; by whose descendants, called Aramaeans, Syria was peopled. Abel (page 79) ^3K [Ay-bel]; vanity, idleness. A son of Adam, who cultivated the earth, and brought the firstlings of fruits to the Lord, and was accounted a just man ; it will be now understood why Issachar holds him up as a pattern to his descendants to adhere to the cultivation of the earth (vide ante, page 2, under the word ASS), and therefore he says, " My children, I know that in the last days, your children shall forsake plainness, &c. give over husbandry and gad after wicked desires (i. e. shall not be stationary, as the patient ass, to which Issachar was compared, who remains in the field he helps to cultivate; but shall, even as Zebulon, range the seas to gather wealth by commerce, &c.); therefore (he continues) they shall be scattered among the heathen," &c. Assyrians (page 108). Hebrew [Ash-urim, plural of TUtfN " Ash-ur" happy : the name of an ancient nation often mentioned in Scripture and in ancient history. B. Bersaba (page 2), properly...

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