Academic Lectures On The Jewish Scriptures And Antiquities (volume 1)

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byJohn Gorham Palfrey

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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. 1838. Excerpt: ... LECTURE XVI. NUMBERS XX 1.--XXVII. 2» Return Of The People To The Southern Border Of Canaan.--Their Condition During The Interval Of Thirty-seven Years.--Reasons Of The Chasm Left By Moses In The Record.--Scarcity, And Miraculous Supply, Of Water.--Negotiation With The Edomites For A Passage Through Their Country.--Death Of Aaron.--Skirmish With The Southern Canaan Ites.--Circuit By The Red Sea.--Plague Of "Fiery SerPents."--Negotiation With The Amorites, And Conquest Of The Territories Of Sihon And Og.--Application Of Balak, King Of Moab, To Balaam, And His Proceedings Thereupon.--Disorders And Punishment Of The People At Shittim.--Census, And Arrangement For The Division Of Canaan.--Rule For The Inheritance Of Property In Land.--Moses' Vision Of Canaan, And Consecration Of Joshua As His Successor. More than thirty-seven years pass without a record, and we find the Israelites again at Kadesh Barnea, near the southern border of Canaan, the same place where their fathers, in the second year after leaving Egypt, had desisted from the project of an immediate invasion. What had been their condition meanwhile? They are probably often conceived of, as having been roving about in a compact mass; without employment, or object, except that of detention from Canaan; and miraculously supplied with all their food through the whole period, on account of the sterility of the tract which they were traversing. Each of these views I conceive to be destitute of proof, and in violation of probability. The latter view owes its currency among us to nothing more than the manner in which our translators have rendered the word, used to denote the region through which they wandered. This was by no means a "desert," or "wilderness," in our sense of the term; but merely a trac...

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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. 1838. Excerpt: ... LECTURE XVI. NUMBERS XX 1.--XXVII. 2» Return Of The People To The Southern Border Of Canaan.--Their Condition During The Inter...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:156 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.33 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217673678

ISBN - 13:9780217673679

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