Biblical Commentary On The New Testament (volume 1)

Paperback | January 9, 2012

byHermann Olshausen

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1860. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Naphtali and Zebulun, and the neighbourhood of the lake of Gennesaret, which latter region experienced most richly the blessing of our Lord's presence, and witnessed the majority of his miracles. (The expression 6dbg OaMaaTjc, way of the sea, -- ejn ^ denotes, undoubtedly, the western shore of the lake of Gennesaret, here called o;, as nipav rov lopddvov, beyond the Jordan, = denotes the eastern shore of the same lake. The two expressions, therefore, taken together, include all its circumjacent parts; and, according to the Gospel-history, the Saviour visited both shores of the lake of Gennesaret.) Of the inhabitants of these northern border provinces, it might be said most emphatically, that they lived in spiritual darkness; in part, because they were far distant from the theocratic centre--Jerusalem and the temple, in which the true knowledge of God, so far as it existed among the people, was concentred; in part, because they had contracted much that was impure, through continual contact with their heathen neighbours. But, at the same time, these very inhabitants of Galilee, whom the rigid Jews despised as half heathen, were most fitted to receive the new doctrine of the kingdom of God; since they were freed from their gross exclusiveness by intercourse with people of the neighbouring states, while, at the same time, their degraded condition made their need of salvation very prominent. As, therefore, the sinner (as a penitent) is nearer to the kingdom of God than the righteous (Matth. ix. 13), so our Lord manifested himself to the poor Galileans in preference to the other inhabitants of Palestine. (On the-opposition of coc and Okotoc, see further in note on John i. 3, 4. 1km Oavdrov, shadoio of death, is after the Hebrew nj-cVs, which is commonly used ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1860. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Naphtali and Zebulun, and the neighbourhood of the lake of Gennesaret, which latter region experienced most richly the blessing of ou...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:290 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.61 inPublished:January 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217444598

ISBN - 13:9780217444590

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